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Mothers deserve our thanks

May 10, 2015 If you think that Mother’s Day is one of those holidays created by the greeting card industry, you may be in for a surprise. more »»

Rachel’s Challenge is making FD better

May 9, 2015 The Rachel’s Challenge initiative is achieving great things in Fort Dodge. In 2013, both the Fort Dodge Community School District and St. more »»

Safe at Home law makes sense

May 8, 2015 Protecting victims — and potential victims — of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking from people who would do them harm is an important but sometimes difficult challenge. more »»

This resignation raises serious issues

May 7, 2015 Drug Enforcement Agency head Michele Leonhart is retiring — forced out of office because members of Congress were angry she had not responded decisively to reports of wrongdoing among DEA agents. more »»

It’s vital to recall what really happened

May 6, 2015 During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama pledged to recognize the 1915 slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians by the Turks as a genocide. more »»

Parents should be able to answer this question

May 5, 2015 Most parents probably would like to think they would behave as Toya Graham did when she saw her son throwing things at police officers during a riot in Baltimore. more »»

Gyrocopter incident raises concerns

May 4, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds not long ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refor. more »»

It’s once again Beef Month in Iowa

May 3, 2015 Gov. Terry Branstad has officially proclaimed May as Beef Month in Iowa. For many of us, every month is a time to partake of a food that ranks high on the list of culinary favorites. more »»

IRS drops the ball on customer service

May 2, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»

Grant assists fight against underage drinking

May 1, 2015 Webster County takes pride in the many positive areas where it ranks well above other Hawkeye State counties. more »»

Nepal is in need of massive assistance

April 30, 2015 Nearly a million children in and near Nepal are in “urgent need” of humanitarian aid because of the massive earthquake on Saturday, according to UNICEF. more »»

Friends of St. Edmond Ball is Saturday

April 29, 2015 Catholic education has been an important part of life in Fort Dodge almost since the town was founded. The first Catholic school got underway in 1862. more »»

Wind power is growing in Iowa

April 26, 2015 Windmills once dotted the Iowa landscap. more »»

2015 Fur Ball is today at FD Ford Toyota

April 25, 2015 It would be hard to imagine 21st-century America without pets. They contribute wonderfully to the happiness and well-being of people of all ages. more »»

Deployment near Yemen has risks

April 24, 2015 When then-President John F. Kennedy used Navy vessels to blockade Cuba in 1963, he made it clear they were to prevent Soviet ships from delivering missiles to the island nation. U.S. more »»

National Debt is $18.2 trillion and growing

April 23, 2015 Within a decade, the U.S. national debt, now $18.2 trillion, will soar to $27 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office predicts. more »»

Earth Day is a time for unity

April 22, 2015 The late 1960s were turbulent years in America. It was a time of rapid change when young protesters expressed disillusionment with many aspects of the world their elders had built. more »»

Federal deficit just keeps on growing

April 21, 2015 Federal deficit spending is up only “slightly” from last year’s levels, according to a just-issued report. During the first six months of the fiscal year, deficit spending was $26. more »»

Problems at VA hospitals continue

April 20, 2015 True public servants are frowned upon by some in the federal bureaucracy. Anyone daring to rock the boat by going public with evidence of malfeasance risks retaliation. more »»

Charles Grassley keeps his promises

April 19, 2015 When a politician makes a promise, it’s not uncommon for voters to respond with skepticism. When U.S. Se. more »»



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